Forgiveness has been brought into the present — Matthew 18:21–27

Humility and forgiveness — Part 1 A reflection for Good Friday 40 blogs of Lent — day 38 The Galilean ministry of Jesus is over. Over a period of time his ministry has taken him into Gentile lands, first just across the Jordan to Bethsaida, then to Tyre and Sidon, the Decapolis and Caesarea Philippi. …

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God is at the centre of fellowship — Matthew 18:18–20

Humility and honesty— part 2 40 blogs of Lent — day 38 Oops, looking for an image to illustrate the phrase, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven I found images that I imagine 50 shades of Gray would have, even though I have the worst of this filtered: It was revealing. …

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When you know you’ve got it you’ve lost it — Matthew 18:1–7

Humility and trust — part 1 40 blogs of Lent — day 34 Years and years ago, one of the music papers, probably Sounds, held polls where they asked bass players to name three songs with the best bass playing on, or ask keyboard players for songs with the best keyboard playing on. Guitarist Ted …

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The need for discernment — Matthew 17:19–23

The glory of Jesus — part 5 40 blogs of Lent — day 32 intro There are 5 times that Jesus uses mustard seeds in his teaching. Three are where he, using hyperbole as emphasis, talked about the smallest of seeds growing into the largest of trees (Matthew 13:31–32 and parallel passages in Mark and Luke). …

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